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Democrats Shook Up the Texas Primaries. Now Finish the Job.

March 12, 2018
There are signs that Democratic candidates, voters, activists and operatives are ahead of the curve on this.
Democrats shook up the Texas primaries.

Back from the Grave

March 12, 2018
The Right’s fear tactics are now more motivating Democrats rather than intimidating them.
Back from the Grave Texas Democrats

We know who Trump is, but Who are we?

March 5, 2018
The urgent questions facing us, then, are not about Trump’s next report card. They are about our next report cards.

Guns & Politics, The Great American Misfire

February 16, 2018
Money has stifled a meaningful conversation on guns in American life, and on other issues as well.

I am America, and I Have a Secret Memo Right Here in My Coat Pocket

February 5, 2018
Pool transcript of President Donald Trump’s monologue

Abbott Willing to Burn Down the House to Keep Himself Warm

February 5, 2018
Did you ever try to put out a fire with a promise?

Democracy? Bag it, say the Republicans

January 22, 2018
Why is the GOP so obsessed with plastic bags?

2017: Trump, Abbott, Patrick Obscene Grabs for Power

December 15, 2017
The year is drawing to a close with long-overdue revelations of sexual harassment and abuse of women by men of power and wealth.

Gimme Shelter

December 15, 2017
Trump’s first year eerily echoes the tragic 1969 Rolling Stones concert at Altamont.

Caddies Versus the Thimbleriggers: Examining the GOP Tax Plan

November 27, 2017
By now, 37 years after Ronald Reagan was elected (the same year Caddyshack was released, by the by) and began selling America on so-called trickle-down economics, you’d think all Americans would have wised up.
Trickle down GOP tax plan

Health care either a fight or a right

November 15, 2017
If mental health is priority, then we need to back ACA
Trump Mental Health

Texas May Not Be What Amazon is Looking For

October 19, 2017
It’s possible Texas has already knocked its towns and cities out of Amazon’s Dating Game.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

October 2, 2017
Glenn Smith wonders whether a political storm over Hurricane Harvey recovery has been calmed. But is it still political hurricane season?

Trump's Humpty May Be Dumped Even Before He Can Build a Wall to Fall From

September 23, 2017
You might say that in the end, most wall builders wind up mocked as Humpty Dumpties.
Trump's Wall

Catch a Falling Lone Star

September 11, 2017
There are rays of hope in the government response to Hurricane Harvey.
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Political Dollars and Dangling Participles

July 28, 2017
The enormous sums donors give state Republican officeholders raise especially disturbing questions in a one-party state like Texas.

Special Session Might Be Known as "the Summer the Music Died"

July 19, 2017
Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others are becoming the government equivalents of helicopter parents.

Peeking in Putin’s Bathroom Window, or Will Greg Abbott Get Serious About Election Integrity?

July 17, 2017
Shrugging acceptance by Greg Abbott and other Republicans of Russia’s hacking of the 2016 election betrays their real voter suppression intentions.

Abbott's Pick-Up Sticks Play Politics with Special Session

June 27, 2017
Outnumbered Democrats are valiantly trying to remind them that there’s a future coming that the state is woefully unprepared to meet.
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Branding, Political Tribes, Health Care and Holidays from Thinking

June 25, 2017
GOP health care plans make it plain that it’s time to break out of tribal political thinking and begin thinking for ourselves.
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